I teach a beginning photography class at the Boys and Girls Club of the Lower Merrimack Valley . This month I have six very creative and eager 3rd and 4th graders.
Light drawing is a fun way to teach them about shutter speed, motion and light at the same time!
We have a small digital arts lab that we can completely darken and set up our cameras on a tripod for light drawing with flashlights, LED handheld lights and light sticks (Star Wars style). You can buy these light sources at Rhode Island Novelty.
Each student had a job to do during the shoot: director, lights, and performers. I rotated them all through each job so that everyone had a chance to be the director and create a light drawing. Here are their amazing results: